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Dish Network Launches Satellite Broadband In October

Dish Network made waves at CES when they announced that they would be entering the broadband business. The company’s market penetration, especially in rural areas that don’t have access to broadband, puts them in a great position to become of the nation’s largest ISPs. Dish Network announced that they’re finally bringing satellite broadband to their customers on October 1. It’s …

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Comcast Begins Capping Data in the U.S.

Comcast has begun testing data caps on its internet service in the U.S. Ars Technica points out that Comcast implemented a 300GB per month data cap in Nashville, Tennessee on August 1st, and will begin capping customers in Tucson, Arizona on October 1st. Tucson customers will have the option to sign up for either 300GB or 600GB of data per …

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FCC Report Shows Rural Communities Still Don’t Have Broadband

There was a sign of hope earlier this month. A sign that maybe, just maybe, access to fast and affordable Internet was increasing across the country. It’s true that developed areas are getting access to faster and cheaper Internet, but rural communities are still getting screwed over according to a new report from the FCC. The FCC recently wrapped up …

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The Internet Is Slowly Getting Faster Around The World

With the advent of Google Fiber in Kansas City, we’re all now wanting a world with faster Internet. The traditional ISPs in the U.S. are slowly expanding their services, but some may think that they’re not moving fast enough. There’s also the issue of consumers in the U.S. paying way too much for much too little. While there is little …

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Study Finds That You Are Still Paying Too Much For Internet

It’s a sad fact that Americans pay more for Internet than other developed nations. There are multiple reasons as to why we pay too much for Internet and we went into a few of those reasons over the weekend. A new study from the New America Foundation has confirmed that Americans are indeed paying too much for Internet. The report, …

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$200 Million Raised for Gigabit-Per-Second Broadband Initiative

A startup in Ohio called Gigabit Squared has raised roughly $200 million to fund a gigabit-per-second broadband initiative involving six universities across the U.S. Gigabit Squared has called upon the the University Community Next Generation Innovation Project (Gig.U), which consists of 30 universities, to tap the 6 communities to develop the ultra-fast broadband networks. Blair Levin, executive director of Gig.U, …

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FCC Chairman Supports Usage-Based Broadband Pricing

You probably remember the early days of the internet’s growth and popularity in the 1990s, when more and more people were getting computers with dial-up modems and people were still figuring out the etiquette of email. Back then, a lot of us had limited internet plans. You paid a fee per month for a certain amount of internet time. Just …

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NAB Backs Off on TV Broadband Objections

Back in 2010, it was reported that the FCC and Google had been working with moving forward with white spaces, which are unused television bands that can be used for ultra-fast wifi connections. The National Association of Broadcasters had objected to this, citing that using prime spectrum white spaces for broadband internet connectivity might interfere with existing television broadcasts. Now …

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South Korea Has (Much) Faster Internet Than You

Soon after Google ranked South Korea as having the second-fastest desktop internet and the fastest mobile internet in the world, a new study has been released that corroborates those accolades. Akamai, a cloud platform enterprise that keeps a close eye on these things, released its Fourth Quarter, 2011 State of the Internet report today, announcing that South Korea has both …

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Verizon-Cable Deal Raises Major Concerns, According to Public Knowledge

The dispute over Verizon Wireless’s bid to buy spectrum from several cable companies is still going strong even after last week’s hearing that attempted to answer some of the questions about it. As WebProNews previously reported, Verizon Wireless, in December, announced a deal to purchase unused airwaves from Comcast, Time Warner, Bright House Communications, and Cox Communications for nearly $3.6 …

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NetZero to Offer Free Wireless Broadband Service

United Online Inc. will offer wireless broadband service under its brand NetZero. They’re the ones who first offered free dial-up in the late nineties, only this plan won’t come with a lot of advertisements to balance the price tag. But there are plenty of catches. Customers will be required to purchase a $50 antenna or a $100 mobile hotspot to …

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AT&T Threatens Man Who Won Small Claims Lawsuit

Late last month we brought you the story of Matt Spaccarelli, the iPhone user who sued AT&T in small claims court for throttling his “unlimited” data connection after around 2GB of data use (which, for the record, is less data than those who pay for AT&T’s top-level limited data plan). A California judge ordered AT&T to pay Spaccarelli $850 for …

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